Three hundred years in the future, Verity Auger is a specialist in the archaeological exploration of Earth, rendered uninhabitable after the technological catastrophe known as the Nanocaust. After a field-trip to goes badly wrong, Verity is forced to redeem herself by participating in a dangerous mission, for which her expertise in invaluable. Using a backdoor into an unstable alien transit system, Auger's faction has discovered something astonishing at the far end of a wormhole: mid twentieth-century Earth, preserved like a fly in amber. Is it a window into the past, a simulation, or something else entirely? CENTURY RAIN is not just a time-travel story, nor a tale of alternate history. Part hard SF thriller, part interstellar adventure, part noir romance, CENTURY RAIN is something altogether stranger.
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"Century Rain is a darkly brilliant love story, set in worlds we think we know but don't." -- Jon Courtenay Grimwood GUARDIAN "Further proof that he is shaping up into one of SF's best and most ambitious novelists". -- Jonathan Wright SFX "This is an intelligent space opera" -- Roz Kaveney Time Out "Century Rain is an absolute cracker of a novel. Reynolds has always been a consistently bright star in the firmament of British sci-fi but now he has suddenly, perhaps unexpectedly, gone supernova. -- OUTLAND OTTAKAR'S "Century Rain is an exciting, thought-provoking novel, an audacious synthesis of genre forms. Alastair Reynolds is now in his novelistic prime." -- Nick Gevers LOCUS While science ficiton and mystery have often been combined, no writer has done so with such intelligence or originality as Alastair Reynolds. In a single novel, he steps from the mean streets to the far future." -- Rick Kleffel Interzone "Century Rain demonstrates the growing maturity of his talent" Edge Magazine "Leaves you wishing that more science fiction was this good. A genuinely great book." -- Brigid Cherry Dreamwatch "With Century Rain, Alastair Reynolds continues the coruscating path he has blazed through SF skies. This a whopping 500-pager, brimming with ideas." -- Barry Seddon Manchester Evening News
About Alastair Reynolds
Alastair Reynolds was born in Barry, South Wales, in 1966. He studied at Newcastle and St Andrews Universities and has a Ph.D. in astronomy. Since 1991 he has lived in the Netherlands, near Leiden, where he works as an astrophysicist for the European Space Agency.
Century Rain by Alastair Reynolds
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